An important value of gym and its employees and members is sportsmanship. Sportsmanship itself pertains to many other ethics and morals that create a positive essence in any and all sports. Who wouldn't like to enjoy competition or game where no matter what happens, in the end you love what you do and left that place feeling motivated and still satisfied no matter the outcome.
Teaching your team members about sportsmanship should be one of the first lessons you teach. Let them know that respect needs to be given to other teams in your sport, those who are in different levels of your sport and even other sports. In Cheer leading and Gymnastics there are different level of difficulty. So the members need to understand that not everyone is at their difficulty level , so if you don't have nothing nice to say don't say it at all. Treat others as you would like to be treated is one great rule that I enforce here at Elite. This will help the members realize how they would feel if they were in someone else's shoes.
We believe that no matter what skill level you are at you should enjoy what you do without being told you you no good. It should be seen as unacceptable to approach a opposing team and give them the impression that you are no good. In many Movies and TV shows you'll see the "underdog" team being approached by the"big dogs" and in many cases it seems very confrontational. Now, at competitions we hear "good luck" and other positive and encouraging words from opposing teams. These are the words should be what is heard all around not only to help sportsmanship aspect but also every person would enjoy the sport a little more.